Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Testers to flush out tank issues

Some 1,000 residential septic tanks are to be inspected by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) between now and July 2014 under new waste water treatment rules.
Owners of septic tanks selected for inspection will be notified by an inspector 10 days in advance of the inspection.

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Tuesday, 2 July 2013

410,000 septic tank owners can claim grant

Only those who registered before the deadline of February 1  can apply for grant aid.

More than 410,000 liable households – 82 per cent of septic tank owners – have registered their systems to date

The new scheme allows householders apply for up to 80pc of the approved costs, with a maximum cap of €4,000 for households on an income of up to €50,000. The amount will be reduced to a maximum of €2,500 aid for households on incomes of up to €75,000.

Ireland is still liable for daily fines of €12,000 for failing to comply with EU rules on septic tanks, because the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has not completed its inspection plans.

Irish Independent

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